Loading...

Checking Your Browser

Ensure browser cookies and javascript are enabled.

Spokane Police Officer Placed on Administrative Leave

Contact: Officer John O'Brien


Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:11 p.m.

A Spokane Police Officer was placed on administrative leave after an incident early this morning. A family member of the officer showed up at the officer’s home with the victim of an apparent abduction. To ensure the integrity and transparency of the criminal investigation, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office was asked to assume the lead role in the investigation.

This morning, May 18th, 2017, just after midnight, Spokane Police received a report of a possible abduction in the area of 1000 E. Courtland. Witnesses reported multiple suspects entered a residence and forcibly removed a female from the location. The suspects fled with the female in a vehicle. Officers responded to the scene within five minutes and attempted to locate the suspect vehicle. They were unable to locate the vehicle at that time.

At around 1:00 am the officer’s family member, an involved male and the victim showed up at the officer’s house. The officer, recognized the victim was injured, transported her to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries then contacted a police supervisor.

Two males have been arrested reference this incident. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

Once the criminal investigation has concluded an Internal Affairs investigation will take place to determine if any policy or procedure violations occurred. Any further information about the criminal investigation will be released by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.



Latest Tweets

@spokanefire - Today at 5:19 p.m. - Incident: 2017029861 - MVA - Major Incident Location: S SR 195 Hwy and W Thorpe Rd

@spokanecity - Today at 4:34 p.m. - Great news! Saturday, @SpokaneParks will be opening splash pads across the City. https://t.co/iyYY1ZPlec https://t.co/3sOhss6K2Q

@spokaneparks - Today at 4:27 p.m. - Is it just us or is it starting to get warm out? Good thing splash pads open for the season this Saturday!… https://t.co/4pR2u1IXBJ

@spokane_council - Today at 7:31 a.m. - Catch Councilmember Fagan right now on @kxly920! #SpokaneCityCouncil https://t.co/I6eDynLBaD

@spokanepd - Yesterday at 11:18 p.m. - UPDATE ON MISSING CHILD: Jeremy Clough has been found and is safe. SPD would like to thank the community for their assistance.

@sporiverfrontpk - May 19 at 3:40 p.m. - Did you know the Lilac City Rowing Club brings portable rowing machines to the park every Sunday?… https://t.co/VlpyMYqCK2

@spd_ombudsman - May 17 at 1:09 p.m. - OPO, SPD + OPOC staff enjoyed breakfast together at Rise for Justice. Thanks to Nicholas Brown, Kris Crocker + Cent… https://t.co/uTTvmIsbOG

@spourbanforest - Nov. 1 at 1:39 p.m. - New podcast, Remarkable Objects, launched by @rethinktrees, Listen in to people and ideas advancing out thinking about nature in cities.